By G. H. Ephron
If the one witness to a homicide has amnesia, how do you capture the killer?
Instead of matching fingerprints or DNA, forensic psychologist Dr. Peter Zak solves instances by means of learning mental clues and phenomena. Peter, whose area of expertise is the mind and behaviour, consults for the Boston public defenders workplace, reading the idea strategies and personalities of witnesses and defendants.
Sylvia Jackson used to be shot within the head and left for useless, her boyfriend murdered. Waking from a coma after six weeks, she recollects nothing-until 3 months later, whilst she starts off to bear in mind info of the crime and the killer. ultimately, Syl accuses her ex-husband, remembering what sounds like incontrovertible proof of his guilt. yet Stuart Jackson turns out destroyed through his ex's ordeal; may well he relatively be responsible of this vicious crime?
Peter give up consulting on trials a yr in the past whilst his spouse used to be brutally murdered by means of a killer angered by means of Peter's advice of an madness protection. but if his outdated colleagues demand aid with this strange case, he's hooked. It's Peter's task to figure out how trustworthy Syl's reminiscence particularly is, and to take advantage of these thoughts to discover the truth.
Amnesia is certain to be the beginning of an exciting and unique crime series.
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